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. >> indeed, thanks, ron, appreciate it. >>> this morning, president obama made a stray comment overseas that speaks volumes taking a tour of a monastery in thailand, the first stop on his trip to asia and listen to what he said about the situation in washington about the monk who was showing him around. >> a prayer. >> just in case you couldn't hear him, he said we're working on a budget in washington. we're going to need a lot of prayer. abc's martha raddatz is in washington this morning guest hosting abc's "this week" for george stephanopoulos. martha, good morning. i know they were laughing over in thailand this morning but they're not going to be laughing if they don't cut a budget deal soon. we're heading into taxmageddon. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, b
live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the company that owned the oil platform that exploded in the gulf of mexico on friday said it will keep searching for the one worker who remains missing. the body of the other worker was recovered by private divers after the coast guard suspended its search. four others remain in the hospital with severe burns. >>> and also in the gulf, a search of a different kind in connection with a rash of violence targeting dolphins. the hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. >> we responded to one do
but thanks to obama we owe an extra trillion dollars. we have to cut geezer welfare to pay for them. maryland, democrat line. >> thank you. i'm a first time caller actually and thank you and also i listen all the time on c-span radio. i wanted to put in a plug for your app. it's great and listen all the time. >> you heard on xm channel 119. >> great. okay. i wanted to say i think it's - as a democrat and this may be little unusual, i think it's unfortunate that aarp is taking this position. i think it's going to end up divide people more along generational lines. rather than fair partisan lines. realistically looking at the long-term and maybe generationx folks like myself. we have to take a bit of a different perspective on this and i think there is a chance we'll have to raise the age for benefits but also means tests social security at some point and look at it as an insurance program and say you know, i don't know what the cut off plan would be but if you earn about 400,000 dollars a year or some high amount depending where you live. may be different in new york verses kansas city but at
here. >> jamie: leyland, we know you will bring us the latest. thank you so much for your coverage. president obama's warning both sides upon to ramp up the fighting in the middle-east, even as he supports israel's right to defend itself. the president is monitoring the crisis closely, as he is in a three-day swing to south asia. wendall is with the president. >> reporter: the president has talks almost dale weprime minister netanyahu and egyptian president morsi and has reached out to the turkish prime minister. he said he would like to see the violence between israel and the palestinians diminish, but says that israel has a right to defend itself. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory f. that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> reporter: here in thailand, mr. obama's wrapping up the first leg of a three-nation tour, visiting what one analyst calls the troubled children. he goes to burma and cambodia, in burma to urge in theic process and in cambodia, despite the lack of
the problem. that means that continues to be the risk. >> harris: thank you very much. >>> speaking of security, one day ahead of president obama's visit insurgents focus of an investigation in a dead ly explosion. our top story as we go aren't world in 80 seconds: thailand, explosion killing one person in the southern part of the country. 20 others wounded. police suspect militants set off the remote controlled bomb hidden in a motorcycle. president obama set to arrive tomorrow on the first leg of his asian trip that will take him to burma and cambodia. australia, powerful storm pummeling brisbane, heavy rain and gale-force winds doing a lot of damage causing trees to sway, knocking down power lines leaving 6,000 hopes and businesses without electricity. parts of the city also hit with hail. spain, police are usually the ones keeping the protesters at bay. this time they are the protesters. 5,000 officers taking over the streets of madrid, angry over austerity cuts affecting their checks, including elimination of their christmas bonuses. china, very smart canine moved to the head o
. david? >> abc's david kerley in washington tonight. david, thank you. >>> and, this evening, nearly two weeks after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real signs members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after those comments this past week, indicating president obama gave gifts to key voting groups and that helps to explain his win. tonight, here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and what newt gingrich had to say about it right here on abc. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first of all, it's insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. i mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. if we can't offer a
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